Nepal evacuates 175 citizens, mostly students, from Wuhan after coronavirus outbreak

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  • Sunday, 16 Feb 2020

Nepalese nationals who were in the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan walk out from a Nepal Airlines Airbus A330-200 plane carrying 175 Nepalese nationals, before they were sent to be quarantine, at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal on Sunday evacuated 175 of its nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, an official said, after protests by parents of students studying in the city.

A plane operated by state-owned Nepal Airlines carrying 134 men and 41 women, mostly students, landed at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport before dawn, Health Minisitry spokesman Mahendra Shrestha said.

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